Posts Tagged ‘festival’

Ducournau wins Palme d’Or at Cannes film festival for film ‘Titane’

France’s Julia Ducournau has become the second woman ever to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes for the film “Titane”, Saturday night. Jury president Spike Lee accidentally announced her as the winner at the start of the awards ceremony, taking the organisers by surprise. He was supposed to announce the award for Best Actress. Before […]

Lavender Festival Will Offer Lavender Chocolate-Chip Cookies and Lemonade

VACAVILLE, Calif.—A field of lavender sways as a fresh breeze passes. Busy bees hover between sticks of purple and white that protrude from a green bush, like pins on a pincushion. At Soul Food Farm in Vacaville, many varieties of lavender are blooming as the farm’s U-pick lavender festival begins. The owner, Alexis Koefoed, told […]

Docs from Iran to compete in Sebastopol festival

TEHRAN – Iranian short movies “A Horse Has More Blood Than a Human” and “Three Meters and a Few Centimeters” will be competing in the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, which will take place in Sonoma County, Northern California, from June 10 to 13. Directed by Abolfazl Taluni, the acclaimed movie “A Horse Has More Blood […]

Brussels festival picks shorts “Asho”, “Exam”, “Chauffeur” from Iran

TEHRAN – Iranian movies “Asho”, “Exam” and “Chauffeur” will be competing in the 24th edition of the Brussels Short Film Festival, which will take place in the Belgian capital from August 28 to September 5. “Asho” directed by Jafar Najafi is about a little shepherd interested in cinema. The routine with his herd is challenging, […]

South African Film Festival

May 9, 2021 by   Read on for article The South African Film Festival (SAFF) will present an engaging program of nine documentaries, five features and two short films when it returns from 12 to 24 May. District Six The Festival will screen online to audiences across Australia and New Zealand with special closing night in-cinema screenings […]

Covid cancellation fears for Hungary’s festival season this summer

There is uncertainty in Hungary over which concerts and festivals will go ahead this summer, if any, amid confusion over the government’s coronavirus rules. A representative for the prime minister’s office, Gergely Gulyas, told Euronews that it was realistic for mass events to take place only after five million vaccinations had been deployed. But this […]

Iranian Film Festival Australia unveils official lineup

Iranian Film Festival Australia unveils official lineup – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Eleven films in various genres will be screened at the Iranian Film Festival Australia as the organizers of the 10th edition of the event have announced its official lineup. Ida Panahandeh’s latest drama “Titi” will open this year’s festival, which will take place from […]

Iranian cultural centers launch green film festival  

Iranian cultural centers launch green film festival   – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Three Iranian cultural centers have teamed up to organize an international film festival to promote environmental issues and sustainable development. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Earth Film Festival, established by the Green Civilization NGO, Ordibeheshte Oudlajan Art and Cultural Complex and […]

The Shift Your World Film Festival – FREE 4-Day Online Festival

Are you ready to join enriching 4-day journey exploring the power of film to open our hearts and provoke positive change? Excellent, because you are invited to join us for the first ever event of its kind: The Shift Your World Film Festival – FREE 4-Day Online Festival This seminal event is rooted in the […]

Dozens Killed In Stampede At Jewish Religious Festival In Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The director of an Israeli ambulance service has confirmed that nearly 40 people died in a stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel. Eli Beer, director of Hatzalah, said he was shocked by the size of the crowd at the Lag BaOmer celebrations at Mount Meron. Police were quoted as saying […]

Dozens Crushed to Death in Crowd at Israeli Religious Festival

MOUNT MERON, Israel—Dozens of people were crushed to death in a crowd at a religious bonfire festival in Israel on Friday, medics said, in what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a “heavy disaster.” The crush occurred as tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews thronged to the Galilee tomb of 2nd-century sage Rabbi Shimon Bar […]

Dozens killed, 100+ injured in STAMPEDE at crowded bonfire festival in Israel

Over 100 people have been injured, many critically, and at least 25 have died in a stampede at a crowded Lag Ba’omer bonfire festival in northern Israel, local media reported, citing emergency services. “It happened in a split second; people just fell, trampling each other. It was a disaster,” one witness told Haaretz. A spokesman […]

“Benjamin” crowned best at Tanzanian animation festival 

TEHRAN – Iranian movie “Benjamin” has won the award for best feature at the Kwetu International Animation Film Festival in Tanzania. Directed by Mohsen Enayati, the film is about Benjamin, who played a role in the lives of the Israelite people in ancient Egypt. Benjamin is the story of a boy who has to go […]

Iranian movies pulled from London Global Kurdish Film Festival over separatism policy

TEHRAN – Three Iranian movies were withdrawn from the 12th Global Kurdish Film Festival in London on Monday over its alleged policy of promoting separatism. In statements published by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) and Mohsen Sakha, the producers of “Sky Sun, Tile Sun” and “Children of the Night” and “Car Wash”, said […]

Rising Garden Film Festival reaches wider audience virtually amidst pandemic

When the fourth segment of the Rising Garden Film Festival, hosted by Sangat feminist network and the Kriti Film Club, as part of the One Billion Rising South Asia’s 2021 campaign, comes to an end on Monday, the filmmakers, organisers and viewers together say that the film fiesta became a global phenomenon, amidst pandemic. Gamze Ineceli, an […]

Festival Trendies Demand Singer Be Removed From Lineup For Opposing Vaccine Passports

After a dreadful ‘woke’ television comedy show in the UK with terrible ratings which repeated the same two insipid jokes over and over again got axed, leftists claimed it was an example of “cancel culture.” Twitter was in meltdown after it was revealed that the BBC wouldn’t be commissioning a new series of The Mash […]

Millions take sacred dip during India’s Magh Mela bathing festival

Millions of people have taken part in a 45-day Hindu bathing festival in the northern Indian city of Prayagraj. Pilgrims attending the annual Magh Mela offer prayers and enter the holy waters where the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers meet. They bathe at Sangam, the sacred confluence of the rivers, on certain days considered to […]

Mobarak Puppet Theater Festival to go online 

TEHRAN – A lineup of 57 puppet shows are scheduled to be performed during the 18th Mobarak Puppet Theater Festival that will go online next week. “29 puppets shows from Tehran and 28 from other cities will be performed online from February 28 to March 7 available at tiwall, namayeshnet and Hashure, the Iranian platforms […]

36th Fajr Music Festival honors winners 

TEHRAN – The 36th Fajr Music Festival was brought to an end by honoring winners in various categories at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Monday with a limited number of participants.  In the Classical Music Composition category, the Barbad Award was given to Kaveh Mirhosseini for the album “Ehsraq”.  In the Regional Music Performance category, the […]

Mowj Intl. Short Film Festival honors winners 

TEHRAN – Winners of the 4th edition of the Mowj International Short Film Festival were honored during a closing ceremony held on the island on Sunday. “Lene 1927”, a documentary by Iranian filmmaker Behruz Abbas Dashti, focusing on the journey of the Austrian painter Lene Schneider-Kainer (1885- 1971) to Iran, won the award for best […]

International Art Festival of Resistance honors winners 

TEHRAN – Winners of the Sixth International Art Festival of Resistance were honored during a ceremony on Friday at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran. A top selection of artworks in the forms of poster, sculpture, typography, illustration, cartoon and caricature by artists from over 50 countries went on view at the forum while observing […]

LA Jewish Film Festival Hosts Exclusive Screening and Q&A of ‘Thou Shalt Not Hate’

In a political climate where neo-Nazi white supremacist groups are an increasing worldwide threat, the release of “Thou Shalt Not Hate” (“Non Odiare” in Italian) is particularly well-timed. Co-presented with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival will stream the film from Feb. […]

Ye Xian, Chinese Cinderella At The Chinese New Year Spring Festival

February 12, is the celebration of the Chinese New Year Spring Festival . In ninth-century Chinese folklore, this is the festival where Ye Xian, the Chinese Cinderella, lost her slipper, and the rest is history.  The Cinderella story is a tale of serendipity and love – both of which are universal themes. These themes are […]

Lunar New Year 2021: Five things you may not know about the Spring Festival

China celebrates its Lunar New Year on Friday, marking the start of the Spring Festival, an 11-day public holiday. The occasion is also observed in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines as well as in Chinese communities in major cities across the world, not least in London’s West End, the biggest […]

Fajr festival showcases works by artists gaining global recognition for Iranian art

TEHRAN – The 13th Fajr Festival of Visual Arts, underway at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute, is displaying works by Iranian artists who have been honored at international art events across the world in 2019 and 2020. Over 160 artworks by 67 artists of various fields of visual arts have been selected to be […]

Fajr Music Festival to honor three musicians with lifetime achievement awards 

TEHRAN – Veteran musicians Mohammadreza Es’haqi Gorji, Maliheh Saeidi and Hassan Nahid will receive lifetime achievement awards at the 36th Fajr Music Festival, the organizers announced on Monday. They also plan to pay tribute to composer Ahmad-Ali Ragheb, who died of cancer last December. Es’haqi Gorji, 73, is a dotar virtuoso who is an expert […]

“Without Anything”, “Yadoo” lead nominees at Fajr Film Festival

TEHRAN – “Without Anything”, a loose adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s “The Visit” and the war drama “Yadoo” lead the nominations at the 39th Fajr Film Festival. The movies each have received nominations in 13 categories, including best film and best director. Parviz Parastui has been nominated for the best actor award for his role in […]

Intl. festival of Iranian tribes goes online

TEHRAN – Iran’s 14th edition of the International Festival of Tribes Culture has commenced virtually due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Hosted by the northern city of Gorgan in Golestan province, the festival seeks to promote the vibrant nomadic cultural heritage of the country, Golestan’s governor-general Hadi Haqshenas said, addressing the opening ceremony on Thursday. […]

Fajr film festival to pay tribute to Parviz Purhosseini, Changiz Jalilvand

TEHRAN – The organizers of the 39th Fajr Film Festival plan to commemorate Parviz Purhosseini and Changiz Jalilvand, two cinematic figures who recently died of COVID-19. The commemoration will take place at the closing ceremony. Stage and screen actor Purhosseini’s credits include acting in “Bashu, Little Stranger,” by Bahram Beizai, “Kamalolmolk” by Ali Hatami, “Angelica […]

Martyr Foundation to cooperate with 39th Fajr Intl. Theater Festival 

TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Martyr Foundation (Bonyad-e Shahid) will be cooperating with the 39th Fajr International Theater Festival, supporting the Soldier of the Revolution, a section dedicated to street theater. “Theatrical productions play a key role in promoting the culture of sacrifice and martyrdom. The art department of the foundation has long been paying […]

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